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BC-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT

May 3, 2019

Good morning. Here’s an updated look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Utah.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Salt Lake City bureau at 801-322-3405 or apsaltlake@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH SHOOTING

SALT LAKE CITY_ The mother of a University of Utah track athlete shot to death on campus by her ex-boyfriend says she’s heartbroken her daughter didn’t graduate Thursday, and remains committed to pushing for better campus safety measures. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

WIFE KILLED-PLEA

SALT LAKE CITY _A Utah man has admitted to beating his estranged wife to death with a crowbar and pummeling his 13-year-old daughter with it. Walter Eugene Brantzeg of Salt Lake City pleaded guilty to the crimes Thursday as part of a deal with prosecutors that spares him the possibility of the death penalty. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.

IN BRIEF:

_ KERREY INVITATION CRITICISM: A former Creighton University basketball star who has played for the NBA’s Utah Jaz will replace former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey as the university’s commencement speaker later this month.

EXCHANGE: MURDER VICTIM-HEART DONATION

The parents of a young Ogden man who was murdered in 2017 take comfort in knowing their son’s heart is helping a former University of Utah football player in his 70s enjoy good health. Brian Sean Housley’s parents Darcie and Randy Housley met with Ray Groth and his wife at their son’s gravesite in Ogden in what they called an emotional encounter. During that first meeting, Ray Groth gave Darcie Housley a stuffed animal equipped with a button that plays a recording of Brian’s heart. By Jacob Scholl, Standard-Examiner. SENT: 1,380 words.

SPORTS

HKW-WOMEN’S HOCKEY-WHAT’S NEXT.

After pledging not to play in North America this year to try to establish a viable professional league, women’s hockey players hope the NHL eventually steps in to fill the void. The pledge sent shockwaves through the sport with a major equipment company advocating for NHL ownership and men’s players and agents voicing their support. Now comes the big question: Will it work? By Stephen Whyno and John Wahrow. SENT: 930 words, photos.

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